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  • 1. Jun Xiao THE 7 PITFALLS FOR NerdStock July 18, 2012 CRAPPY UI DESIGNTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 2. DISCLAIMER The contents of this presentation represent the view of the presenter, which is me, and are presented at NerdStock for information and awareness only. I shall not be held liable for any verbal or physical fights between you and your boss or customers over UI designs arising directly or indirectly from use of this information as I am neither a graphic designer nor an UI expert. I am a fellow nerd just like you.Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 3. layman’s definitions of some ProfessionsTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 4. User Research Usability Testing to get the right design design rightTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 5. Your Pick? - Debate at Hacker News over “Why Your Links Should Never Say ‘Click Here’”Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 6. However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. - Winston Churchill Sometimes, pragmatism can be at odds with passion and innovation.Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 7. Information Graphic/Visual Architect Designer worries about room, door, and hallway paint, furniture and carpetTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 8. “We will go into your houses and redesign them the same way your web sites are designed. The basement will be the first thing you see, the kitchen will be unreachable except through the bedroom and both bathrooms.” - Ann Feeny, Information Architects Manifesto “We will go into our houses and redesign them the way your apps are designed. The family room looks like a modern igloo with stainless steel everywhere, while the kitchen looks like a roadside diner in the 70s, and the master bedroom has pink Disney princess wallpaper.” – Jun Xiao, Visual Designer’s ManifestoTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 9. I am the user Loose buttons Metaphor abuse Style over substance THE7 PITFALLS Too much of substance Being too critical or too helpful Consistent for the sake of consistency jxiao@mmm.comTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 10. 1 I am the userTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 11. You are statistically insignificantTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 12. back to the early days of windows ...Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 13. ... and Mac OS does things the opposite (inconvenient) wayTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 14. 2 Loose buttonsTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 15. Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 16. Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 17. - from a blog post by Lawrence EngTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 18. 3 Metaphor abuseTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 19. Apple Logic’s UITuesday, July 24, 12
  • 20. Quicktime 4’s volume controlTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 21. 4 Style over substanceTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 22. iBook by AppleTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 23. THE ONLY GOOD THING A B O U T B A D TA S T E I S T H AT YO U D O N ’ T KNOW YOU HAVE ITTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 24. - Arturo Toledo, Sr. user experience designer for Windows PhoneTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 25. 5 Too much of substanceTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 26. Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 27. from www.ihatelotusnotes.comTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 28. The antidote? CRAP.Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 29. - from a blog post by Dustin CurtisTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 30. 6 Being too critical or too helpfulTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 31. Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 32. Tuesday, July 24, 12
  • 33. 7 Consistent for the sake of consistencyTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 34. 1996 Ford TaurusTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 35. ikea’s iPhone and android appTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 36. Mint’s web, iPad and iPhone appTuesday, July 24, 12
  • 37. I am the user Loose buttons Metaphor abuse Style over substance THE7 PITFALLS Too much of substance Being too critical or too helpful Consistent for the sake of consistency jxiao@mmm.comTuesday, July 24, 12